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Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?





Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30

Samsung cannot produce enought A8 processors



According to a source in Taiwan, Samsung will not produce A8 processor for Apple because of low production yields.

TechNews Taiwan reports:

Samsung is currently the main problem facing the problem of low yield in its 20nm manufacturing process, not the title at Apple's demands, the need for an appropriate portion of A8 processor orders to TSMC, but based on recent progress news, Samsung was forced to abandon the orders may be more than just part of A8, A8 processor is probably all be produced by TSMC.


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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. 0:37

Apple Might Acquire Basis Science - Rumor



A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.


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Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:31

iPhone 6 will boast bezel-free display?



Korea Herald claims that we will meet new smartphones with a 'bezel-free' display and fingerprint scanning from both Apple and Samsung.

An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 3:40

Apple requests Sony to supply more camera components



Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.

The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 1:52

Senate Asks Apple and Other Tech Giants to Find Solutions to Distracted Driving Problem



The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, February 7th, 2014. 22:16

Apple to Use LG Chem's Lithium-Ion Batteries for iWatch



No more rumors claiming that Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch will use solar power as a source of energy; as noted by several reliable insiders, the new wearable gadget will be equipped with a usual lithium-ion battery, manufactured (most likely) by LG Chem. However, there’s no information about the battery capacity of the would-be device.


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Friday, February 7th, 2014. 0:49

Apple Reportedly Restarting iPhone 4 Production for India and Other Developing Markets



According to the recent report from The Economic Times, Apple has resumed the production of its discontinued iPhone 4. The company from Cupertino plans to sell these handsets in the developing markets i.e. in India, Indonesia, Brazil and probably some other countries.


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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 15:15

Apple Won't Release 12.9-inch iPad in 2014 - Analysts



According to IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander, the company from Cupertino won’t release an iPad with a 12.9-inch display in the third quarter, as was reported earlier. With reference to the supply chain sources, she claims that Apple is currently testing larger screens, however, not in the quantities required for the Q3 2014 launch.


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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. 16:10

Apple Has Become Leader of the U.S. Smartphone Market... Again



The company from Cupertino is again the leader of the U.S. smartphone market, CIRP reports. Back in Q3 2013, Samsung was a leader with 38% share and Apple was falling behind with 34%. As we can see now, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C releases, the guys from Cupertino managed to regain leadership. Take a look at the picture below.


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Saturday, February 1st, 2014. 20:09

Ming-Chi Kuo's Predictions Concerning iPhone's Rival - Galaxy S5



Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has recently published a report claiming that Samsung will embed a fingerprint sensor and a 32-bit processor into its Galaxy S5. The analyst thinks that the South Korean company needs a some kind of biometric verification system in order to keep up with Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. And he’s right.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 1:18

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.


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iPhone 5s Users Seem to be ‘Hungriest’ Data Consumers



According to the study that was recently conducted by a research firm JDSU, iPhone 5s users seem to be the ‘hungriest’ data consumers if compared to owners of nearly 150 other devices in both developed and developing markets across the world. This is a huge improvement, especially if to compare the amount of data downloaded by iPhone 5, 5s and 5c owners to the results of iPhone 3G several years ago.


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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. 19:55

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Fingerprint Sensor - Rumor



According to the latest rumors, Samsung is planning to include a fingerprint scanner in its Galaxy S5. Looks like the South Korean company has decided to copy each handset produced by Apple, don’t you think so?


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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. 17:19

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.


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